Point of view for Fourth Graders

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  • 1. POINT OF VIEW A Joe Fasen Enhanced PowerPoint presentation
  • 2. Point of view is the viewpoint from which a story is told.
  • 3. A story is told through the eyes and mouth of a character or a narrator. It is the “voice” of the story.
  • 4. In the first-person point of view, the story is told by one of the characters. The character uses pronouns such as I or me. • The narrator is a character in the story. • As the reader, you experience the story only from what that character knows, thinks, and feels.
  • 5. In the second-person point of view the story is told by you. The narrator will use the pronoun you. • The narrator is you • You, however only know what you are told you know
  • 6. In the third-person perspective the narrator is neither a character or you. The narrator will use pronouns such as they, he and she. • The narrator is someone other then you • Usually the narrator knows things the characters don’t.
  • 7. In the third-person point of view, the story is told by a narrator who is not a character in the story.